§ Mr. Nigel Evans
To ask the Secretary of State ror the Home Department (1) how many false passports have been confiscated by immigration officers in each year from 1978;
(2) how many people have been arrested for trying to enter or leave the United Kingdom on a false passport in each year since 1987.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The information is not available in the form requested. The numbers of forged and improperly held travel documents detected by the Immigration Service at ports and airports in the United Kingdom since October 1988 are as follows:
Number 11988 613 1989 2,134 1990 3,772 1991 3,730 1992 2,809 1 (1 October to 31 December only).